Meetings No 18
Intro
Chart a New Course to a Blue Ocean
Atti Soenarso: “In blue oceans competition has no meaning.”
Cover Story
Embracing Diversity and Inclusion
Sofia Falk: “Today businesses are eager to find solutions.”
Reghunathan
Recharge to Thrive Again
Dr. Rajkumar Reghunathan on burnout management.
Radar
Sydney Set for Business Event Boom
82 international events are in the pipeline for 2017–2023.
Knowledge Exchange
Meetings Are a Significant Economic Driver for Whistler
Insight into the city’s venue role from Mayor Nancy Wilhelm-Morden.
Knowledge Hub
Converting to Convention
Abdulla Bin Souqat on designing Dubai as a destination.
Sports Events
Sport and the City
Barbara Martins-Nio: “Successful sports cities have a clear strategy.”
Intermission
The Road Not Taken
A poem by Robert Frost.
Radar
CWT Foresees Event Growth in 2017
Safety, security and technology are expected to be major trends.
Radar
IBTM World Unveils Ultra-relevant Content for Meeting Planners
A knowledge programme shaped by attendees’ priorities.
Economic Multiplier
Driving Collaboration and Innovation Through Personality
Meet Gavin Poole, CEO of London’s new tech campus, Here East.
Sharma
How Business Titans Do It
A Mastery Session by Robin Sharma.
Radar
IBTM World Announces Award Shortlist
Ten finalists will compete for Technology and Innovation prize.
Brain Check
Pleasurable Dopamine Rushes
Tomas Dalström interviews Professor Lars Olsson.
Kellerman
Fixed vs. Growth Mindset
Roger Kellerman: “Why limit yourself when you can keep on learning?”
classifieds
news
innovation
Smartly dressed
in 100 procent Swedish paper.
Record year
High season
for meetings in Berlin begins.
The winner
New exhibition hall
for the Prague Congress Center.
hotel news
Scandic Hotels
continues to expand in Copenhagen.
business deal
Norwegian Scan X Group
has bought Swedish Scandinavian Incentives.
on a new post
Karin Mäntymäki from Visit Stockholm
named new chairperson of Swedish Network of Convention Bureaus.
New hotel - new meetings
Stockholm’s newest hotel, Downtown Camper,
invokes the spirit of adventure and sustainable living.
business Intelligence
Ex Director General of the UK Security Service
announced as a keynote speaker at ibtm world 2017.

Global Congress Executives
to Meet in Busan for 2017 ICCA Asia-Pacific Business Workshop.
Business Intelligence
Coex
Prepares for UIA Seoul World Architects Congress 2017.
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IBTM World Announces Award Shortlist

Ten finalists will compete for the 2016 IBTM World Technology and Innovation Watch Award with Event MB.

The award recognises innovators and talented entrepreneurs who could revolutionise the meetings and events sector.

This year the award attracted the highest number of entries to date, resulting in ten shortlisted entries that will form part of the Innovation Zone at IBTM World, to be held in ­Barcelona, 29 November–1 December.

The finalists are: Aloompa, Event Collab, Event Geek, Fly Another Day, Grip, Groupize, Gruup Meet, Meeting Evolution, Shoflo and Visionteractive.

Corbin Ball, chair of the judging panel says: “The 60 entries in this year’s awards represent a wide range of novel and useful applications. The ten finalists in particular have a very interesting diversity of ways to improve the business process of events and highlight new tech trends in event management, social media, attendee engagement, artificial intelligence, sourcing and destination management.”

The award winner will be announced at the show on 30 November.